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Event Date Tue Mar 29 UTC (2 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon Mar 28 8:00pm - Mon Mar 28 8:00pm
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COP26 signalled that “Private Finance has woken up” to the climate crisis. Net Zero and Climate Change is now recognised at the Board Level and by Chief Executives in Financial Institutions. With policymakers now under pressure to guarantee market rules and mechanisms are in place for a “fair game”, the next few years are set for unprecedent changes in the way our markets operate.

At the Net Zero Finance Conference we understand that the time to discuss “what” we need to do (ie. Set net zero targets) is over, and we’re here to create a platform where we can discuss “how” we are going to achieve and accomplish a Net Zero Economy by 2050.

We bring together leading investors, lenders, corporates, policymakers, and campaigners to explore the fast-expanding green finance sector, explore the challenges ahead, showcase success stories and examine the opportunities.

Programme highlights include:
• The Road to COP 27: On Day 3 of COP26, the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) created many headlines. Five months after the announcement, we'll discuss how GFANZ is evolving and guaranteeing action is being taken by its members.
• Nature as an Investment: “We can’t solve climate if we trash nature at the same time.” With more investment required into nature-based solutions, and hesitancy on how to approach this, our panellists will look at examples of how nature can become an attractive investment.
• Stewardship and Investing with Purpose: With Asset Managers being pillars to stewardship, how can they ensure their investments are responsible and use their position to encourage companies to meet their net zero targets?
• An Open Conversation – bringing the economy together: In our final session of the day, representatives from the wider economy will come together to debate how we can start to work in cohesion and achieve net zero by 2050.

Speakers

2022 Speakers

James Murray
Editor-in-Chief, BusinessGreen

Rt Hon Greg Hands
Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, UK Government

Julian Mylchreest
Executive Vice Chairman, Bank of America

Tara Schmidt
Sustainability & ESG Finance Director, Lloyds Banking Group

Robert King
Head of Sustainable Finance, HSBC

David Carlin
TCFD Program Lead, UNEP- Finance Initiative

Mark Campanale
Founder & Executive Chairman, Carbon Tracker

Sean Kidney
Co-founder and CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jens Sedemund
Head of the Environment and Climate Change team, Financing for Sustainable Development Division, OECD Development Co-operation Directorate

Sony Kapoor
Chief Executive Officer, The Nordic Institute for Finance, Technology and Sustainability

Richard Burrett
Chief Sustainability Officer, Earth Capital

Hilkka Komulainen
Head of Responsible Investment, Aegon

Andrew Dreaneen
Global Head of Alternatives & External Manager Solutions, Schroders

Maria Nazarova-Doyle
Head of Pension Investments and RI, Scottish Widows

Tim Lord
Head of Climate Change, Phoenix Group

Leo Johnson
Head of Net Zero Innovation, PwC

Dr Gillian Marcelle
CEO and Founder, Resilience Capital Ventures LLC

Tom Tayler
Senior Manager, Sustainable Finance Centre for Excellence, Aviva

Andrew Wordsworth
Co-Founder, Managing Partner & CEO, Sustainable Ventures

John Friedman
Asia Director, AgFunder

Jessica Pulay
Co-Head of Policy and Markets, UK Debt Management Office

Catherine Koffman
Group Executive Project Preparation, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

Kathryn Jackson
Senior Technical Advisor, Accounting for Sustainability (A4S)

Nina Seega
Research Director for Sustainable Finance, Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership (CISL)

James Vaccaro
Director, Re:Pattern

David Hayman
Campaign Director, Make My Money Matter

Annabel Ross
Senior Programme Manager - Banking Environment Initiative, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Nazmeera Moola
Chief Sustainability Officer, Ninety One

Jane Thostrup Jagd
Deputy Director – Net Zero Finance, We Mean Business Coalition

Mark Kenber
CEO, Climate Advisers UK

Nate Aden
Finance-sector Manager, Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTi)

Barbara Davidson
Senior Analyst, Carbon Tracker

Nicholas Beatty
Founder Director, Zenobe

Caroline Ashley
Global Director of System Change Programmes, Forum for the Future

Josephine Moulds
Finance and Fossil Fuels Reporter, Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Michael Holder
Deputy Editor, BusinessGreen

Cecilia Keating
Senior Reporter, BusinessGreen

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors & Partners

SPONSORS:
• Aegon
• Persefoni
• Schroders

PARTNERS:
• A4s
• Aldersgate Group
• Carbon Tracker
• CDP
• Climate Advisers
• Climate Bonds
• Forum for the Future
• Green Alliance
• Green Finance Institute
• University of Cambridge
• IEMA
• Investment Week
• MMMM
• Race to Zero
• Science Based Targets
• Sustainable Markets Initiative
• We mean business Coalition
• WWF